From the Editor

In Her Shoes



Bob Capazzo

Walking a mile in the shoes of Donna Moffly is exhausting (business meetings, managing staff, social functions, developing, assigning and editing stories …). Being asked to fill those shoes is downright daunting. For twenty years, Donna has thrown her heart, soul and boundless energy into the pages of this magazine. What you hold in your hands is her creation. She has earned the respect of the community and her staff; moreover, she has earned their admiration. So when Donna decided it was time to concentrate on her role as editorial director of Moffly Publications and I was tapped to become the editor of Greenwich Magazine, I momentarily considered turning on my heel and making a run for it.

But what an opportunity I would have missed. This is the town where I spent my childhood — shopping the Avenue, swimming at Tod’s Point, skating at Dorothy Hamill rink, hitting tennis balls with Ivan Lendl on the new Greenwich Academy tennis courts — the list of memories goes on and on. And all these years later, I was being asked to head up the magazine that celebrates the place where these memories were made, a town that is truly unique and special. Of course, there’s the unparalleled beauty, celebrity residents and palatial estates that make Greenwich world famous, but I’m talking about the character of our slice of Fairfield County’s Gold Coast. Not the least of which is the passion and commitment of its residents to live life to the fullest while bettering the lives of others. These pages represent just that, in its many forms — elegant, eclectic, sophisticated, whimsical and charitable. This was the challenge of a lifetime, and the excitement quickly set in.

Big shoes to fill? You bet. And we’re off to a good start. In this issue you’ll notice a few additions. If you flip to the back page, you’ll see the latest incarnation of “Postscript,” an essay that will touch on some facet of life — big, small or in between — worth reflecting upon. And while the “From the Founders” department is new, the faces are certainly familiar. Here, every month Donna and Jack will sound off separately about hot topics and interesting issues or, as Donna does this month, give you a behind-the-scenes lookat the goings on here at the magazine.

There is no place like Greenwich and no people like those who live here. And I look forward to getting to know even more of you in the coming months. Please feel free to drop me a line with any thoughts or suggestions. Here’s to many wonderful things to come in ’08 and, of course, to a perfect fit.

 

Greenwich Agenda

  • The Many Faces of Multi Media

    2014.09.20
     @ Meli-Melo of Greenwich

    Dr. Julia Trebing, Director Creative Therapies in Stamford, CT exhibits her paintings at Meli-Melo Creperie & Juice Bar  during Sept...

  • Nigh Season: New Paintings By David Konigsberg

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM  Public Invited   NIGH...

  • Undulate: Paintings By Julie Gross and Margaret Neill

    2014.09.13
     @ Kenise Barnes Fine Art

    GALLERY II Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM Public Invited...

  • Parties at the JCC Center

    2014.09.02
     @ Stamford JCC

    A place to celebrate birthdays and special occasions. Be a guest at your own party! The JCC offers a wonderful space for you and your guests to...

  • Holistic Health Practitioner Kevin W. Reese

    2014.09.24
     @ Meli-Melo

    Meet Holistic Health Practitioner Kevin W. Reese & Take Home a Signed Copy of His New Book! Kevin is a holistic health practitioner,...

  • Annual State of the Town Address and Luncheon | Greenwich, CT

    2014.09.25
     @ Milbrook Club

    Greenwich Chamber of Commerce Annual State of the Town Address and Luncheon will be held at Milbrook Club. Registration 11:30am; start at...

  • Greenwich Harbor Sunset Wine Cruise | Greenwich, CT

    2014.06.05
     @ Delamar Hotel Dock

    The boat "Prudence" departs from the Delamar Hotel Dock on 500 Steamboat Rd. All the wine is sponsored through VALS with food...

  • Verismo - Opera Arias and Ensembles

    2014.09.26
     @ Round Hill Community Church

    Music from the Heart at Round Hill  “Verismo – Arias and Ensembles,” an opera concert, will bring drama and passion...

  • Aaron Henry Trunk Show & Personal Appearance

    2014.09.26
     @ Richards

  • Curiosity Concerts Season Opening: SONIC ESCAPE

    2014.09.27
     @ Greenwich Library Cole Auditorium

    The Greenwich Arts Council's Curiosity Concerts opens its second season of free classical music concerts for families on Saturday, Sept. 27,...

  • SM&NC Farm Market

    2014.06.15
     @ Stamford Museum & Nature Center

    Sundays, June 15 – October 5, 10am – 2pm We're thrilled to bring back the SM&NC Farm Market — now on Sundays!...

  • Bistro Versailles Wine Dinner

    2014.09.29
     @ Bistro Versailles

    Wine dinners at Bistro Versailles are entertaining social events held on a regular basis. Socialize with friends and mingle with other...

  • Joie Special Shopping Event

    2014.09.30
     @ Joie

    Joie invites you to a special shopping event! Enjoy wine & hor d'oeuvres while shopping 20% off your purchase Enter to win a...

  • SPLURGE Matches Scarf Donations for Cancer Patients

    2014.10.01
     @ SPLURGE

    SPLURGE and the Cancer Institute at Greenwich Hospital are partnering to bring comfort and encouragement to cancer patients.  From October...

  • Laurel House Family Seminar Series

    2014.09.18
     @ Laurel House

    Thursday evenings, September 18, October 2, 16, 30, 6:30-8:00 pm Join us Thursday evenings for this four part Family Seminar Series as...

  • Breast Cancer Alliance's Go For Pink Shopping Event

    2014.10.02
     @ Greenwich Avenue area

    Breast Cancer Alliance announced that it is partnering with Greenwich merchants for a special day of events and shopping on Thursday, October 2nd...

  • Muddy Up 5k Adventure Run & Family Fun Walk

    2014.10.05
     @ Camp Simmons

    Are you ready for some MUDDY fun? Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich is proud to host the 3rd annual Muddy Up 5k Adventure Run & Family Fun...

  • Sweat for a Cause

    2014.10.05
     @ SoulCycle Greenwich

    The Young Women's League of New Canaan (YWL) is sponsoring its first fundraiser of the season, "Sweat For A Cause" at SoulCycle...

  • Flower Power

    2014.10.08
     @ SM Home Gallery

    SM Home Gallery show featuring two Greenwich based artists: Margaret Bragg and Penny Putnam. The art show runs thorough November 22nd....


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